Finance Manager / Senior Manager

KN-St. Kitts
Job ID
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

Opportunity at a Glance

This role will serve as the business partner to the Institution’s senior leadership team.  The position has the responsibility to lead the finance functions of institution (including accounting, planning, reporting and analysis, and internal controls), ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), higher education regulatory authorities and advisory organizations, and Adtalem Global Education policies, procedures and practices.

The position will serve as the catalyst to drive improved financial and operating performance specifically focusing on revenue growth, process improvement and re-design.
The position reports directly to the Institution’s Director of Finance and is based in Saint Kitts.


  • Support the annual planning and forecasting processes.  Enhance the existing planning processes and structure in a manner which facilitates transparency, forecast accuracy, timeliness and continuous improvement
  • Provide leadership to the senior team to ensure strategic and operating plans are cohesive and aligned to overall Adtalem Global Education strategy
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and transfer that data into meaningful and focused information and reports to drive performance and action
  • Provide financial analysis and business analytical decision support for the senior leadership team
  • Support information requests from the Adtalem Global Education finance team
  • Participates in monthly closing processes, with full understanding of all key journal entries and impact on overall institution P&L and balance sheet
  • Prepare student enrollment updates by semester and by cohort to determine actual enrollment and future projections
  • In partnership with the Campus Administrator, oversees the institution’s finance team, and regularly evaluates plans for continuous improvement of the efficiency, effectiveness, and service level of the team. Provides motivation and training, as well as recommends growth opportunities for finance team colleagues
  • Provide strategic financial input and leadership on financial projections, reporting and analysis on issues affecting institution (i.e., evaluation of clinical affiliation costs, competitor tuition increases, potential alliances, new business, investments, and academic strategic plans, etc.)
     - Prepares financials for annual strategic plans; and participate in management decision-making regarding specific strategic initiatives.
     - - Function as an advisor with a financial perspective on any contracts into which the University may enter.
  • Leads the annual institution portion of financial and Sarbanes-Oxley audits. Ensures the minimum requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley are achieved on a consistent basis.
  • Oversee asset management in maintaining appropriate controls over asset acquisition and management, including the Capital Expenditure Authorization (CEA) process.
  • Works with Institution and Adtalem Global Education leadership and outside vendors to implement and maintain institution’s Business Continuity plans.
  • Preparation for (and attendance/presentation at) institution’s Board of Trustees’ meetings.
  • Monitors/approves all institution’s headcount/organization changes with comparisons to budgets/forecasts.

Completes other duties as assigned.


  • Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or equivalent required; CPA and/or MBA preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible financial management experience, with oversight of financial functions.
  • Strong financial management, analytical and reporting skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to write, develop, and deliver presentations and training.
  • Ability to build trust and effective working relationships across a broad range of people and functions. >Uses strong influencing skills to build commitment and persuade others to take appropriate action. Can challenge and confront while maintaining relationships.
  • Stakeholders appropriately, seeking input from key partners within other institutions. Works effectively in a matrix environment.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, SOX compliance, business acumen, and IT systems.
  • Excellent computer systems and data management skills.
  • Understands the importance of developing and retaining talent and creating a high performing work environment.
  • Must be a team player who is also capable of working independently with strong self-motivation.
  • Prefer experience or exposure within a geographically dispersed, multi-unit, large organization (educational, government or corporate).
  • Understanding of accreditation criteria with the U.S. Department of Education for Title IV is desired 


We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Who We Are

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean.  A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians.  Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at our St Kitts campus, and one year of clinical training at our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States, Canada, Europe and Australia. 


Our ongoing research focuses on key issues strategically relevant to One Health in tropical and developing countries and includes zoonotic diseases, food safety and security, environmental health, and conservation medicine. We prioritize recruitment of talented faculty and are now seeking a key new member of our team to join us as we develop new programs to best prepare our graduates to face the global opportunities and challenges of veterinary medicine in the 21st century.


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